Friday, January 7, 2011

New Class!

NEW CLASS! January 23rd! The ATC Pocketbook & folio!
I adapted the case size down from a design that would hold 4x6 envelopes & cards to ATC size!
The folio will be done using Core-Dinations cardstock, texture fades and some travel labels.
The book uses papers from Tim Holtz Paper Stack and is bound using the Bind It All!
The book has 8 pockets that will hold ATC's, Coupons, photos, small tags...
Couldn't you see this as a show case for coupons, special ATC's or pictures of your kids, grandkid, pets or ???

It's a fun project you'll want to do again! AND you get to work with some awesome products and tools!
What a perfect way to spend a chilly winter day!
Email me at for class specifics!

More tags!

December sure flew by! HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! As I say this 7 days into the year! Let's hope this isn't the way it's going to go AGAIN.....
These I did during my 'tag kick' in December. Just have not had a chance to take pic's and post.
Many I gave away and didn't even get pictures of!
I just LOVE the Snowman die! And I loved this tag to too much to give away!
He's covered in Crackle paint. I used the L-Base tray & key hole die to cut the key hole out. Very cleaver invention BTW! the image is from Lisa's Altered Art. She has SUCH sweet images! I just love them.
The background is an Ink Staining technique that always has great results. The Silver snowflakes are from Jolee's Boutique. It was a strip garland I cut up. The round border thingy is covered with Krylon Silver leafing pen. It was some plastic piece from Laser tag guns our son got for Christmas. A bit of recycling!
Here's a cool trick I learned quite by accident. The metal garland at the bottom (and top of the next tag) gets more of a vintage look when you nail it with the heat gun!!!! CAREFUL! Don't want to fry it. Just gently curl the garland!
This tag using the Texture fade has such a cool effect, I just had to keep it! In real life, it has the classic shimmer from Rock Candy Stickles. If you're listening Ranger, would you please make that in a 2-5 fl oz jar? Bigger would be fine too!
I ran the Distress Ink across the Texture Fade before running it through the Vagabond. Then highlighted with more ink. Over the top is a light layer of Snow Cap paint Dabber. AND THEN, the Stickles!

I loved the effect so much, I did another tag using the Snowflake Texture Fade. Alas, it was mailed with no pictures....

And then there's the Gingerbread garland! Now can you see the fun you can have with these guys????? And Gals!
never mind the tree branch. it was totally un-intentional I promise!!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

2010 Christmas Cards

I was bound & determined to use the L Letterpress to make this years holiday cards. I choose 2 styles. The Beautiful Tree, and snowflakes.

Snowflakes on the Happy Holidays card are blind de-bossed. There's a pearl over the O in holiday.

The Tree was done in silver ink, on a red shimmer paper, with a silver band that has black satin ribbon over it. I loved the way they turned out.

The tag was embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folders with a picture of our son I doctored up in Photoshop.